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Document ID (ISN)106254
CIS number 07-307
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Malo J.L.
Title Future advances in work-related asthma and the impact on occupational health
Bibliographic information Dec. 2005, Vol.55, No.8, p.606-611. Illus. 55 ref.
Abstract This review article discusses work related asthma (WRA) and occupational asthma (OA). WRA refers to situations in which asthma symptoms occur or worsen in the workplace. This occurs in approximately 10% of all adult onset asthma subjects. OA is a specific type of WRA that is caused by the workplace, being mediated either by an allergic process with a latency period or by a non allergic irritant-induced mechanism. Various aspects of WRA are reviewed, with an emphasis on OA and on key issues that need to be further studied and applied at workplaces that present risks.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; asthma; irritants
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiological aspects; state of health; pathogenesis; diagnosis; research; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)